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Could anybody assess my X-ray to reassure me that the diagnosis of arthiritis for my upper right back pain (by the bile duct) was correct ? Thanks

Could anybody assess my X-ray to  reassure me that the diagnosis of arthiritis for my upper right back pain (by the bile duct) was correct ?  Thanks

Yes: Your doctor should be able to help you. Arthritis in the upper back is uncommon. Cetainly your age is a bit young for degenerative arthritis. Unless your pain is persistent, i would not worry about arthritis. If your pain is persisting or getting worse, then you need to seek a second opinion from a joint specialist(rheumatologist). ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Can xray/mri exclude jra from other athritis like lupus?

Can xray/mri exclude jra from other athritis like lupus?

Not truly: An examination and lab work is more definitive to differentiate these conditions. ...Read more

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Does arthrtits always show up on x-ray?

Does arthrtits always show up on x-ray?

No.: Arthritis implies joint inflammation, which may not be noted on a radiograph (x-ray) until there are joint anatomic changes that can be seen, such as: 1. Joint space narrowing, (from joint cartilage loss); 2. Joint periarticular osteopenia, (from increased blood flow); 3. Osteophytes. Joint arthritis is secondary to 1. Degeneration, (wear ; tear); 2. Autoimmune inflammation; 3. Crystal deposition. ...Read more

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Does having a X-ray show if you have arthristis in your knee?

Does having a X-ray show if you have arthristis in your knee?

Sometimes.: There are many forms of arthritis, and most are seen on X-Ray after you have the symptoms for a while. Early on, the arthritis may cause symptoms in a joint without any X-Ray findings, and a negative X-Ray does not exclude many types of arthritis. If your symptoms persist, even with a negative X-Ray, see your Doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a loss of curve in my neck, as well as arthris, per X-ray and mri. I go to a chiro now, is there anything that can be done to correct it?

I have a loss of curve in my neck, as well as arthris, per X-ray and mri. I go to a chiro now, is there anything that can be done to correct it?

Ortho: Arthritis once present is not reversible. Physical therapy may help. Loss of curvature likely due to arthritis. Preventing further deteriation is best right now with help from chiropractor and physical therapy. Surgery can be done if pain is severe enough but save that for last option. ...Read more

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Xray said degenerative disk changes in neck. Pain neck , arm, tiighs and hips. Something to worry about? The Dr said its mild artheritis.

Xray said degenerative disk changes in neck. Pain neck , arm, tiighs and hips. Something to worry about? The Dr said its mild artheritis.

Normal aging: As we age the majority of individuals after the age of fifty will have wear and tear changes of the spine. We treat the patient's symptoms not their X-rays. If you are not have symptoms do not worry. It like getting wrinkles of the skin ...Read more

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Hip pain swelling and the inability to put weight on my leg. The doctor didn't do an xray. He claimed arthiritis should he have done n xray?

Hip pain swelling and the inability to put weight on my leg. The doctor didn't do an xray. He claimed arthiritis should he have done n xray?

Arthritis?: First off you should not have osteoarthritis at this age. If you do have arthritis them you should be treated. In any case an x-ray would be a minimum starting place. You may also need an mri. ...Read more

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Pressed my left foot to hard on a peddle felt something crunch been in pain ever since, had X-ray doctor said i, ve got arthritus and live with it. I feel a pad underneath foot and cannot walk.

Pressed my left foot to hard on a peddle felt something crunch been in pain ever since, had X-ray doctor said i, ve got arthritus and live with it. I feel a pad underneath foot and cannot walk.

Best to be seen: If you cannot walk after having this happen, I suggest being seen again. It is possible that you have a fracture that cannot be seen on a plain xray. It is not uncommon to find a fracture on an MRI that cannot be seen on plain xray. Hearing a crunch sound and not being able to walk are good clues of a possible fracture. I suggest elevation, rest, and crutches for now to prevent weight bearing. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more